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. >> and right now, police and the atf are at suspect james holmes' apartment building. we have some live pictures for you now. they're trying to figure out how they're going to get inside and get past those booby traps that they say he set. shock, anger and disbelief as the community tries to make sense of a mass shooting inside a crowded movie theater. it was supposed to be a night of fun. 12 people are dead, 58 others injured. and the cover of today's "denver post" sums up the feeling here -- "our hearts are broken." ♪ how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> hundreds of people came together last night in front of the theater in vajil to mourn and remember those lost. and we're still learning more about the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes. take a look at this picture. it comes from the adult sex site adultsfriendfinder. police believe this may be a picture of holmes, but investigators haven't confirmed it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just sho
. there was fear and chaos as james holmes fired again and again with an assault rifle, holding 100 rounds. sources tell abc news, the smith and wesson high powered rifle, holmes' most deadly weapon jammed. the carnage could have been worse. more people survived, in part, sources say because holmes was probably squeezing the trigger so quickly the magazine malfunctioned. holmes was ready for war. also armed with a tactical shotgun. and abc news has learned the pistol police recovered in the theater had an extended 40-round clip. police are urgently seeking a motive and may have gotten a critical break in the case. authorities recovered a computer from the suspect's booby trapped apartment and sources tell us more evidence of his batman obsession. abc news has learned police discovered a variety of batman paraphernalia including a poster and mask from the comic book series. many of my source s appear stunned at the suspect's cold-blooded fury. >> gets you so angry, too, reports out of jail now he is showing absolutely no remorse through awful this. he is still maining his joker persona, spitting at
it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just showed you, are on the scene, and nick valencia is learning more about the victims. let's start with nick. nick, you have some information about the victims of this tragedy, more names coming in this morning. >> we do. we're getting details that slowly and slowly are trickling into the cnn newsroom. if you were tuned into the last hour, our pentagon correspondent barbara starr confirming staff sergeant jesse childress of the u.s. air force. if you remember, randi, four servicemen in all shot and wounded early friday morning in the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting, but we've just confirmed staff sergeant jesse childress of california. he was a member of the air force reserve, active duty. his family telling cnn that they were notified at about 1:00 a.m. this morning of his death. john larimer, petty officer with the u.s. navy, also among the list of deceased that cnn has been able to independently confirm. he
suspect. >> hello, i'm james. >> reporter: taken six years ago when james holmes spoke at a science camp. sources tell abc news the automatic rifle holmes allegedly used jammed during the shooting spree but he had extended clips for other weapons that held up to 40 rounds. holmes also recent lead applied for a membership at the private gun rage but was turned away because the owner thought he was "creepy." aurora's mayor is concerned the death toll could rise. >> we saw some people yesterday who, who are still terribly injured. and may not make it. >> reporter: holmes will make his first court appearance in the morning. we are told it is brief and he will not enter a plea. rob, paula, back to you. >> thanks to brandi, the make shift memorial to victims keeps on growing as friends and strangers alike as they add flowers, american flags and personal mementos on the site in the shadows of the century 16 movie theater, a cross has been placed for each of the 12 victims. >> same guy made the crosses that made them for columbine. >> he came back from aurora, illinois, where he was traveling fr
for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. >>> back to our top story, james holmes was a one-man arsenal when he walked into the aurora movie theater friday morning. >> investigators say he had two pistols, a shotgun and an automatic weapon. and bought 6,000 rounds of ammo all on line. abc's pierre thomas shows us how holmes was able to arm himself so very easily. >> reporter: abc news has learned and authorities suspect if all had gone according to the suspect's plan, the bombs in his apartment would have blown up the walls of his residence and possibly burned down the entire building. this fireball was created when police disposed of only part of the death trap. police had to overcome a room full of bombs and a spaghetti jumble of wires. once finally inside, police discovered evidence of an apparent obsession with batman. according to sources, among the paraphernalia recovered, a batman mask and batman poster. the most critical item found a computer. police hope it will be the key to unlocking why holmes went on his murderous rampage. but many are left to wonder how holmes
: it was taken six years ago when holmes spoke at a science camp. sources tell abc news the automatic rifle holmes allegedly used jammed during the shooting spree, but he had extended clips for other weapons that held up to 40 rounds. holmes also recently applied for a membership at this private gun range but was turned away because the owner thought he was, quote, creepy. a police psychologist says when you put it altogether, including his booby-trapped apartment, he doesn't believe holmes had a break with reality. >> premeditated, yeah. >> reporter: he thought it through? >> thought it through. planned it. had weapons of choice. >> reporter: well, right now, holmes is being held in isolation. he is supposed to make his first court appearance tomorrow morning. rob, paula. >> brandi, speaking of the court appearance, he is expected to travel from jail to the courthouse in an underground tunnel so he won't be accessible to eyes, ears, video cameras. what do we expect to hear from that courthouse appearance? >> reporter: well, we just found out there is a slight possibility that holmes may no
, the suspected shooter, james holmes, will make his first court appearance in the courthouse that is right behind me. he's being held in the ajas ent jail in isolation in connection with the killings. he faces first degree murder charges, an offense that could carry a possible death penalty process. he spent months planning the rampage. so far we know of no motive. officers say right now he is not cooperating. this as the people of aurora are coming together and remembering the victims and trying to move forward. last night thousands attended a prayer vigil to honor those touched by the violence and to remember the lives lost. earlier president obama met with survivors and families of those killed. here he is with 2002 young women who survived the shooting after meeting with them he spoke about justice for the victims. >> although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days, that attention will fade away. and in the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who are impacted by this tra
on in our program. still ahead on "starting point," the owner of a gun range that james holmes trialed tried to access to, why he had a strange feeling about the gunman. and what would cause a person to do something so evil and so atrocious? i'll speak with a clinical psychologist about any possible warning signs. you're watching "starting point." we're back in just a moment. >> it's not surprising to me, his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. t about? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula visibly reduces wrinkles in one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. the lines, the cost, the hassle. ♪ express yourself [ female announcer ] why not try coffee-mate? with over 25 delicious flavors for a fraction of the cost of the coffee house. add your flavor, with coffee-mate, from nestle. add your flavor, according to ford, the works fuel saver package could literally pay for itself. jim twitchel is this true? yes it's true. how is this possible? proper tire inflation, by
the suspect, james holmes, is expected in court today. police continue to seek a motive behind the spree. >>> other news this morning, penn state awaiting the penalty. the school's football program paying the price in connection with the jerry sandusky case. >>> police take dramatic action against protesters angry over the shooting death of an unarmed man. >>> good monday morning, everybody. president obama was among those remembering the victims and comforting survivors in the aftermath of the shooting in colorado. >> the president hugged stephanie davis, who helped save her friend's life. we're learning much more about the suspect in the shooting. >> we begin with rebecca stevens. >> reporter: we're in front of the arapahoe county courthouse where the suspect is behind us in solitary confinement. later, he's going to be taken by an underground tunnel to the county courthouse. that happens later this morning. james holmes won't be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them, one for each victim, and probably more. 12 people died. and severa
disturbing look at james holmes in the courtroom yesterday. abc's dan harris was right there when it happened. and dan, what a bizarre scene. >> reporter: george, honestly, i've never seen anything like it. and if you thought his behavior inside the courtroom was bizarre, abc news is learning now information this morning about his demeanor ever since he was arrested that paints a picture that is even more strange. even before this bizarre spectacle of james holmes in court with that shock of orange higher and that face, looking alternately bug-eyed, bores, or blasted, even before this, police sources tell abc news that holmes has been acting in an extremely strange manner, ever since he was taken into custody. refusing to cooperate, acting as if he was unaffected by his arrest and even after officers put evidence bags over his hands to preserve the gunpowder residue, pretending they were hand puppets. the james holmes we're seeing now is a universe away from the clean-cut, up-and-coming neuroscientist he once was. >> you're currently being held. >> reporter: he remained utterly glazed even wh
squads risk their lives forcing their way into the booby trapped apartment of 24-year-old james holmes. good to have you with us on this saturday night, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. police say they have recovered a significant amount of evidence from the apartment of shooting suspect, james holmes. they now believe this was a calculated act planned over many months. >> investigators say his apartment was rigged to kill first responders. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a closer look at the dangerous mission to uncover the booby traps and other evidence. audrey, good evening. >> good evening, will. a team of bomb technicians, chemical experts, and device examiners from the fbi's lab in quantico, virginia, spent the day helping disarm the booby traps in the apartment in colorado. and now the difficult task of identifying the chemicals and unraveling the mystery behind the violence is underway. bomb technicians successfully detonated an explosive device inside the apartment of movie massacre suspect, james holmes. but that was just the tip of the iceberg. investiga
attempts to get inside james holmes' apartment. because of what is believed to be an elaborate setup inside. layered with traps. investigators here are now asking for additional help from the federal government. while continuing the evacuation order for the four other apartment buildings nearby. >> i see an awful lot of wires. trip wires. jars full of ammunition. jars full of liquid. things that look like mortar rounds. we have a lot of challenges to get in there safely. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: as night fell, on this small denver area community, families came together in prayer and remembran remembrance. >> it's just devastating and really hard to deal with. >> right now, find four people, give them the best hugs you have! >> we are seeing this community rise up and do the things that great communities do. >> reporter: this morning, many more questions than answers about what the possible motive could have been of suspect james holmes. police say holmes died his hair a fiery color and said, i am the joker. reminiscent of heath ledger's famous portrayal. >> he's been shot. >> i've got
and hearing the alleged movie theater killer, james holmes. >> hello, i'm james. >>> and new details about the lethal, elaborate trap that he set in his apartment. trip wires, i.e.d. aerial shells. now, police, trying to answer the big question -- why did he do it? >>> the loss. we now have the names, the pictures and the stories of the 12 people who died in that theater, including a 6-year-old girl and three men who sacrificed themselves for their girlfriends. >>> still alive. police now say those two missing cousins in iowa were kidnapped but they believe they're still alive, new hope this morning as they expand the search to other states. what are the new clues they have? >>> and missing? has michael jackson's mother vanished? paris jackson calling for help that she hadn't seen her grandmother for more than a week. so, where is katherine jackson? >>> hey, good morning. on this day that we'll see the president of the united states making a trip to aurora, colorado, to visit with the victims of the movie theater massacre. >>> also this morning, this abc news exclusive. videotape of the su
theater massacre. there is james holmes there. he makes his first court appearance today. investigators are focused on one question. how did he go from a ph.d. candidate to masterminding one of the worst shootings in u.s. hi history? >>> we have so many stories of heroism emerging from that terrible night. including those who did whatever they could to protect their loved ones. we are remember those 12 victims this morning. people in aurora mourning them in an emotional vigil last night. you see the 12 crosses already set up. from across the movie theater. i was touched last night, after each victim's name was read, everyone said, we will remember. >> we will remember. >> and we will. >> you saw the crosses there. greg zanis, the man who set them up after the columbine massacre, drove 16 hours to set them up there from illinois. we're going to go to david muir. on is scene since friday. he's outside the courthouse where james holmes is expected to make his first appearance today. good morning, david. >> reporter: they're expecting to see the suspect's face for first time today. we're to
, this abc news exclusive. videotape of the suspect james holmes as an intern at a science camp back in 2006. the man who allegedly imitating the joker, booby trapping his apartment like a mad scientist. here, described as a soccer-lover. >> better game than rock, paper and scissors. it's aparentally a professional sport. >>> lot of new information coming out about the investigation. we know that holmes is being held in isolation and while police are interviewing people who know holmes, they insists that he acted alone. police have safely removed all of the 30 separate explosive devices from his apartment. last night they detonated them out of harm's way. >>> let's not forget this, all of the victims. their names have been released. >>> let's get right out to colorado where david muir is leading our coverage. good morning, david. >> good morning, dan and bianna, two major developments here overnight. all of that material taken from the suspect's apartment where there were booby trap materials that material taken to an field and exploded. brand-new video of the suspect himself, showing a teen
. this is the first time the public has seen james holmes since his arrest. his hair dyed bright orange... the 24-year old was somber during the brief court appearance in colorado. sitting beside him was his court-appointed defense attorney. holmes will be held without bond until his next court appearance on july 30th. at that time... he's expected to be formally charged in the deadly shooting spree. the county district attorney says the victims' families will be consulted before a decision is made on seeking the death penalty for holmes. >>there is so much that the victims have to take into account there will be impacted by the decision in a big way for many years if the death penalty is sought is a very long process that impact their lives for >> the district attorney says despite the overwhelming evidence collected against holmes so far... they will work diligently to get justice for the victims. a sailor from crystal lake was killed... and a teacher from lake bluff was injured in the movie theater massacre. wgn's judy wang is live in algonquin where the girlfriend of one of the men says he gave h
are outside the apartment of the subject, james eagan holmes. authorities so far have been unable to diffuse the express i haves and boobytraps inside. the threeter in aurora remains closed. police say it's a massive crime scene that will take days to process. law enforcement including agents from the f.b.i. and a.t.f. have been gathering evidence and are still trying to figure out what led to the killing rampage. 12 people died and 58 others were injured. 11 remain in critical condition. this was one of the largest mass shootings in u.s. history. >> the thing that affects me most is just seeing that young girl just laying there just shot. she's just a little kid still. you know, like how -- like it's just not right. >> and coming up in 30 minutes, we will go live to aurora, colorado, for more on what investigators are doing this morning. >>> aurora's police chief became emotional when describing what yesterday was like for his own officers. >> our cops went through a lot. they rushed people out of that -- that theater, into police cars. -- >> chief dan oates says the officers arrived within
in the county jail are saying about suspect james holmes. >>> we are live in walnut creek where many church goers here are trying to make sense of the incident in colorado. >>> a chp officer calls for help after his patrol car is hit and shots were fired. what happened and the search for suspects this morning. . >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, july 22nd. i am mike mibach. >> i am claudine wong. >> we will go to rosemary orozco with what we can expect. you said it was a nice one, rosemary. >> that's right. we are not going to be as hot. we have signs already this morning. a deep are marine layer and numbers are down. minor drops in temps will come when the sea breeze picks up just a bit more. it will continue as we get back into the work week. we will have the numbers for you, coming up. >>> colorado authorities are refuting reports that they are looking at a second suspect. a denver tv station said they were trying to investigate a second person in the case. they said this individual is an acquaintance of james holmes and they are trying to track down a
. >>> also this morning, this abc news exclusive. videotape of the suspect, james holmes, as an intern at a science camp back in 2006. and emulated the joker, carrying out mass murder, booby trapping his apartment like a mad scientist. here described as a soccer loving, aspiring scientist whose dream one day is to own a slurpee machine. >> what better game than rock, paper, scissors. apparently, rock, paper, scissors is a professional sport. >>> meanwhile, a lot of new information coming out about the investigation. we know that holmes is being held in isolation, away from other prisoners, and that while police are interviewing people who know holmes, they insist that he acted alone. also this morning, police say they have safely removed all of the 30 separate explosive devices from his apartment. and last night they detonated some of them up out of harm's way. >>> and let's not forget this, the faces of the victims. all the names have now been released, and this morning we're going to tell you about their lives. so let's get right out to colorado where abc anchor david muir is leading
's ahead relatives of the victims watched as james holmes walked into the court. and now we know the charges he will face. >> read 142 counts in court today. >> shepard: including two counts of murder for each victim. tonight, what unfolded inside the courtroom. plus, is he even sane enough to stand trial? wal-mart bomb threats. at least 11 stores affected. >> we have seen people running in, walking out of wal-mart. >> now developments in the search for a suspect. and hiccups at the olympics from all those empty seats to an important set of stadium security keys that just disappeared. tonight, revealing the troubles at the 2012 games about. but first from fox this monday night. 116 counts of attempted murder. and 24 counts of murder in the first degree. those are among the charges prosecutors unveiled today against the man accused of opening fire at the movie theater in colorado. 12 people died in that attack in aurora earlier this month. but prosecutors hit james holmes with two dozen murder charges. one set of charges for deliberately setting out to kill people. another for som
illuminates what we don't know -- why. we know that james holmes is the man suspected in the shooting that killed 12 at the movie theater you see here behind me. we know that as many as 11 other people are in critical condition at this hour this morning. we also know that the suspect, james holmes, left behind a trap for police. investigators are just now renewing efforts to get inside his apartment. inside, looking through the window, police have seen trip wires, cans of gasoline, and ammunition, thousands of rounds of ammunition. we are also learning more about the victims. heartbreaking stories from their families are hitting home with all of us. we'll share some of those stories throughout the morning. let's get right to our poppy harleararlo harlow, though. she is at holmes' apartment, at that apartment complex for us this morning. poppy, what is the activity taking place there this hour? >> reporter: good morning, randi. it's really picking up. what you see behind me, if you can make out those busted windows on the third floor of that complex, that is james holmes' apartment on
. that happens later this morning. james holmes won't be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them, one for each victim, and probably more. 12 people died. and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater showing the latest batman movie, "the dark knight rises." in the months between the arraignment and the eventual trial, holmes could face a competency evaluation. for the first time, we're seeing and hearing the suspect in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it's holmes, just after his high school graduation making a presentation at science camp. >> i came here tonight. people like to have a superpower. i might let them have more fun. >> reporter: we're told the suspect is not cooperating and is in solitary confinement. last night, the people of aurora heard first from president obama, who spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >> i confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these kinds of situations. >> reporter: and then from leaders of th
of james holmes as we learn the next steps in the case against the accused mass murderer. exclusive video from inside his apartment. jenna: back to business for the presidential candidates. some wonder if governor romney is simply not playing up some of his best qualities, success, charity and faith. we're your election headquarters. we'll talk about that. >> good bargains and no sales tax, one of the best things about online shopping might be going bye-bye. jenna: there are so many good things, jon. jon: those stories plus breaking news, all "happening now." jon: a good tuesday morning to you there. there is new fallout from the first court appearance for the movie massacre suspect. i'm jon scott. jenna: nice to have you back on set. jon: thank you. jenna: great to have you out in colorado. we'll have some of your exclusive reporting for us. jon: i have some new information from out there. jenna: we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. we'll look a couple headlines we have for you. this new look at the accused gunman james holmes seen here in his booking photo. this after victims, rela
first look at the suspect, james holmes, the unsettling sight of the man accused of one of the worst gun massacres in u.s. history. well, tonight we've learned much more about how he lived, where he lived, and how it was he purchased an arsenal. we also learned today that gun sales are spiking in colorado in the aftermath of this shooting. while far to the east in washington today, the house of representatives stood still for a time. a moment of silence for the victims in colorado. one member of congress from colorado said, since she's been in congress, there have been 23 moments of silence for various victims of gun violence. she asked how many more there need to be until something is done. we begin our reporting tonight with nbc's mike taibbi in centennial, colorado. mike, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. it has happened in other cities where there have been horrible episodes of gun violence. gun sales and permit applications are soaring now. and also today, some questions. how did james holmes pay for the arsenal police say he put together in the months before the massa
of james holmes, the investigation is pressing forward. the fbi and atf and local police are looking into the apartment and they have been in contact who have called a special tip line with information about the suspect. all of that will help explain the how of the horrific story, but not yet to why. part of the james holmes mystery is coming clear. how a clean-cut middle class kid people called jimmy turned into a sullen man with a scope on an assault rifle three weeks ago. >> i shouldn't feel he should have that type of gun. >> reporter: the officials found that the apartment was booby trapped as he told them it was and they used a controlled detonation to release the trip wires that could have killed anyone entering. now fbi agents could go in and trucking away a cache of weapons that were safely detonated. dozens of people evacuated from the adjacent buildings now returning home. >> we found multiple containers with accelerants. this was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: what changed james holmes? he was a scholarship student from the university of california rive
wants holmes treated as a terrorist, calling for the feds to get involved now. the grieving dad also choking up as he remembers the last time he spent with little veronica, a camping trip a few weeks back. >> it was the last, the last time i got to see her. e last time i was able to hold her and tell each other that we loved each other. jenna: alicia acuna is live in aurora, colorado with more for us. alicia, we have a look inside the suspect's apartment? >> reporter: we do, jenna. it was a fox news crew that was able to take this video of the interior of holmes's apartment. now they did not cross police barricades to gain access but this does give you an idea what police came upon when they eventually entered his residence. much of what was inside including explosives were destroyed but there was also quite a bit that police were able to gather for evidence purposes. it could be a year before the case against james holmes goes to trial. that according to the district attorney in the case, carol chambers. she said that after holmes's advisory hearing yesterday. the judge has placed a
're concerned but they're not saying sorry. james holmes' parents standing by their son in the wake of that movie theater massacre insisting they have no plans at this point to apologize. >> all right. this woman didn't tell her doctor the truth about her medical past and lied. the top four lies you should never tell your doctor. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> good morning, everyone. hope you're going to have a good tuesday so far. brian, are you settled down now? >> yeah, i have to show the showboating that didn't -- that almost -- that we missed in the -- at the end of the show in a half-hour. >> will you be doing it or will you be doing it with arthur over your shoulder? >> i'm going to tackle you. >> if you don't mind. >> on the one. >> if i showboat, you better tackle me. >> let's get right to your headlines this morning. new video released by the taliban offering the chilling accounts of last month's attack on a u.s. base in afghanistan that left two americans dead. >> allah! allah! >> is that real audio from them when they let that off? the hour long video shows
movie theater unfolds, police say james holmes spent four months ordering ammunition and supplies for the attack and rigged nearly 30 explosive devices in his apartment. later today, president obammal take on the role of consoler in chief, traveling to colorado to comfort victims and their families n. aurora, a city trying to fathom the tragedy, residents will come together for a prayer vigil. i'm shannon bream. we go to the movie theater in aurora and talk to the police chief, one of only two interviews the chief is giving. hello, john. >> reporter: shannon, the police department insists that holmes acted alone. joining us now for one of his first interviews sips the shootings, aurora police chief dan oats. jon scott from outside the theater. there was word overnight, some confusion overnight that there might be a second person involved, a second suspect. you can clear that up for us? >> sure. i would like to correct something. rather than insist he acted alone, we have no information that he acted with anyone else at this time. there was a report overnight about a person who was
james holmes' apartment and we can take a look at that now. i should explain that it was taken from the outside looking inside. however, our crew did not actually go into the residence which is still not accessible. you could see a soldier of misfortune poster in his bedroom and other items. aurora police investigators have already removed countless pieces of evidence to be used in the case against james holmes and the apartment building where he lives remains evacuated and surrounding with police barricades although some folks have been allowed to briefly return to gather some personal belongings. of course, we all got our first look at 24-year-old james holmes yesterday as he made his first appearance before a judge in arapahoe county. he was advised of his rights and told there would be no bond. he sat away from the people in the courtroom including most of his defense team. he didn't say a word the entire time. next up for the man suspected of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more, the filing of formal charges is scheduled to ham on monday, july 30th. district attorney not
trapped apartment of the suspect james holmes. the investigation is pressing forward on all cylinders. local police helped by teches from the fbi and atf are pouring over the physical and documentary evidence, they continue to interview known associates of the suspect and have been in contact with 80 who called the tipline. we don't yet know the why. part of the james holmes mystery is coming clear of a clean cut middle class kid everyone called jimmy changed into a sullen 24-year-old man with dyed hair who police say was seen fitting a scope through an assault rifle in a local gun shop three weeks ago. william mckie was in the store. >> i had a weird feeling he was just a guy shouldn't be buying that type of gun. he had a kind of weird aura about him, i guess. >> reporter: bomb technicians found his apartment was booby trapped as he reportedly warned it was and used a controlled detonation to defeat the trip wires and incendiary devices that could have killed anyone entering. now, fbi agents could go in, photographing and collecting evidence and trucking away a cache of explosives to
holmes, was under a psychiatrist's care. anna werner has more from colorado. >> any questions about that -- >> in his first court appearance, james holmes appeared disconnected from his surroundings. many questioned his mental status. now a motion filed by holmes' public defender shows he was being treated by a psychiatrist from his university, dr. lynn fenton. fenton is the medical director at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus where holmes was a medical student. she's also the person who he sent a package to. cbs sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. holmes' lawyers now say the discovery of the letter should never have been made public because it contained communications from mr. holmes to dr. fenton that mr. holmes asserts are privileged. >> meanwhile, the victims of last friday's shooting are being remembered at funerals and memorial services. one of those killed was 18-year-old a.j. boik who just graduated high school in may. those who knew him well, family and friends, attended a church service frida
," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. here he is, accused mass murderer james holmes, appearing before a judge in a colorado courtroom just a short time ago. holmes with his bright orange hair looked wide-eyed and unshaven, his head bobbing slightly, closing his eyes, almost looking like he was falling asleep at points, saying absolutely nothing. he is accused of murdering 12 people and injuring 58. some of those badly hurt left with permanent injuries, that much is clear already. alicia a acuna is live outside of the courthouse where this took place, as i say, about an hour plus ago. alicia? >> reporter: hi, megyn. james holmes will be back in court in about one week to be advised of the formal charges, first-degree murder, the judge told him, will likely be among those charges today. holmes was kept away from the rest of the people in the courtroom, making his appearance from the jury box, even separate from his own defense team. judge william sylvester advised holmes of his rights and when asked if he understood those rights, he did not answer. instead, his public defender did that. and the
holmes, is still trying to make sense of everything, and they have asked for privacy as well. we have heard so many compelling stories from witnesses to the shooting. that jennifer seeger was there in that theater just feet away from the suspect when he started shooting and she joins me now. jennifer, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> a very difficult situation, i'm sure. some very scary moments. we've heard a little bit about what happened in that theater. give me your perspective. what did you think was happening right away? >> right away, at first i thought that he was just some kind of an entertainer, to just, you know, bring some, you know, fun stuff to the -- >> so you saw him come in? >> yeah, i did. i was in the very front, and was the first person in that row, so i was probably the first person he saw when he walked in. and he swung the door open and he walked in, and everybody just thought he was like an actor or something. but we started realizing it was real when he threw the gas grenade, and then he took his first shot into the ceiling, and then he pointed the gun
. james holmes did not enter a plea today. but given the questions about his mental health and the news that he was seeing a psychiatrist legal experts say it's likely the former neuroscience student will try some sort of insanity defense. alicia acuna live in centennial colorado with the news tonight. alyssia, prosecutors still have to decide whether they want the government to kill him for his crimes, if convicted. >> that's right, shep. and the district attorney has indicated that's her preference. but carol chambers has more than a month to decide. today chambers held back on what her office could have charged holmes with, deciding to focus more on the victims in the theater than his apartment building, which police say he rigged to explode. experts say the defense will drag this out. >> given that this is likely a death penalty case, the strategy of the defense is to keep their client alive as long as possible. every opportunity to delay and get continuances i expect we will see that pursued. >> a conviction could also result in several life sentences. shep? >> shepard: what happen
will continue to investigate this entire matter. we will work very hard to understand all of mr. holmes' contacts and acquaintances, but that's largely to learn more about his thinking and his behavior, not that we think there is any suspect in particular that helped him in this. it's a perverse enough crime for one person to formulate it. i don't think it's really conceivable that there is a second person who was in on this -- on this -- on this thing. >> reporter: the timeline that you have laid out suggests that there was roughly four months of planning, at least four months of planning that went into this. do you think that it goes back farther than that? is there any indication from new evidence that it goes back farther? >> well, i will go back to what i know and what i have revealed. he started to receive shipments of all of this stuff around four months ago. obviously, we don't know now -- if we knew, we wouldn't share it with the media, what he was doing prior to that. but i think, as i said yesterday, i think that four months of this kind of activity, accumulating this materia
>>> good morning, america. tragedy in colorado. mass shooting suspect james holmes heads to court this morning. we hear him speak for the first time. >> i'm james. over the course of the summer i've been working with an illusion. it allows you to change the past. >> and the chilling evidence found inside his apartment. including a batman mask. >>> real-life heroes. friends in the line of fire. risking their lives for one another. the new stories of courage against all odds. >>> fall of a legend. the 900-pound statue of joe paterno removed from penn state. now, this morning, unprecedented sanctions against the school and the football program. >>> and jackson family mystery. michael's mom reported missing. who had her? where was she? and why is paris saying she hasn't talked to her for a week? inside the growing family feud. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome back, robin. boy, we're learning so much more now about what was behind that movie theater massacre. there is james holmes there. investigators are focused on one question. how did he go from a ph.d. candidate to masterminding
. bomb squads have cleared out all explosive materials from shooter james holmes apartment and holmes will apparently make his first court appearance tomorrow. police say he planned the attack with calculation and deliberation. foxes craig boswell has the latest from aurora colorado. >> reporter: police removed the immediate danger families are being allowed back into the area as they removed booby traps meant to kill. investigators give off a series of audible warnings before setting off a detonation inside the third floor apartment of mass shooting suspect james holmes. bomb technicians removed ieds. grenades, trip wires hazardous materials and have begun looking for clues. he is accused of a calculating and deliberate murder spree saying the murder theater attack was just the beginning. >> if you thing we are angry we sure as hell are angry, what happened in our city and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> he said pierce pierce i'm shot man i'm shot, and i said me too just stay down and -- >> reporter: and who helped them. >> josh helped me, protect my wife a
wants holmes to feel the pain they have felt. the district attorney talked to the media afterward, she said even with all the evidence they have they are taking nothing for granted. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will, we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence, and we would never presume that it would be slam dunk. we will work very hard on this case to prosecute it just like we would any other case. >> reporter: chambers also said that the death penalty is an option in this case. however, she also said, megyn, that that decision likely won't be made for a number of weeks, possibly even months, and that she does need to have a conversation with the victims and their family members before that decision is made. back to you. megyn: alicia, thank you. well, fox news has just learned that holmes' family attorney is planning to hold a press conference this afternoon speaking for the fist time since friday when holmes' mother told reporters just after the shooting she woke up on friday not aware of it like most of america, but her first
appearance in a few hours. 24-year-old james holmes accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58. he's being held in isolation right now. police say he is not cooperating. but they continue to uncover some twisted new clues. >>> a deadly accident 100 miles southeast of san antonio, 11 people killed, 12 others injured when police say one pickup truck veered off u.s. highway 59 and slammed into two large trees last night. police say it was a one vehicle accident. 23 people were loaded inside both the truck's bed and cab. border patrol will assist with this investigation. radioactive fallout from japan's nuclear plant may cause as many as 2500 cancer cases worldwide. 1300 cancer deaths. that's according to a study by scientists at stanford university. >>> and there's an investigation by japan's ministry of health, labor and welfare into reports that workers at the damaged plant were told to use led covers over their detection devices to hide the severity of the radiation release. >>> now you see it. now you don't. the implosion of an old 17-story hotel in new orleans known as the grand palace,
. also ahead for you, a closer look at the arsenal that holmes he massed. >> he was a very tense weekend in the middle east with the u.s. stepping up its presence around syria providing more help to the rebels. how far will our government go? we'll have a live report from the middle east. >> but first, of course, our top story here. the man accused of one of the worst shooting massacres in u.s. history will make his first court appearance in a few hours. police say it could take months before we know why he carried out this senseless act of violence during a midnight movie premier. 24-year-old james holmes accused of killing 12 people, wounding 58 people including mothers, fathers, members of the military, even a 6-year-old girl. eight are still in critical condition this morning. >> we are learning that budding scientist allegedly was planning this for months. his apartment was rigged with trip wires, gas canisters that a gun range owner was so scared by him that he rejected him a month ago. and it could have been a lot worse. had a rife well a 100 round drum magazine not jammed. >> we
morning to you. >> reporter: the suspect 24-year-old james holmes has been in solitary confinement since his arrest on friday. he'll be in the courthouse for the arraignment. police say he is the man responsible for the massacre and ripping apart the city. they gathered by the thousands, shed tears for the victims. >> we will remember you. we will other than you by celebrating life. >> reporter: candles were lit for the 58 who were injured. the names read of the 12 who died with a vow to never forget. >> this is our community. this is our city. you only find hope and peace here. >> reporter: sunday the president arrived in colorado meeting with the family of the victims, the president heard many firsthand accounts and then told the story of two young women he met, stephanie davies who helped save the life of her friend after she had been shot in the neck. >> stephanie, 21 years old, had the presence of mind to drop down on the ground with her, pull her out of the aisle, place her fingers over where she -- where allie had been wounded, apply pressure the whole time while the gunman was sh
: it is a done deal. katie holmes and tom cruise have signed an agreement to end their five-year marriage. 11 days after katie holmes filed for divorce from tom cruise sparking a media frenzy, a settlement has been reached. holmes' attorney said in a statement the case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. we are thrilled for katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. while details of the divorce have not been released, holmes' attorney also thanked cruise's counsel for a speedy resolution. >> tom is a very private star and he doesn't want to drag his family through the mud. and both of them care about suri. they don't want to emotionally harm suri. >> reporter: holmes requested sole custody of suri. according to "people" magazine, cruise's strong ties to the church of scientology and its possible influence on suri may have been behind the split. in a joint statement, both parents say, quote, we want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs
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